Saturday, May 1, 2010

Friends of the Wilderness Battlefield

I had the pleasure tonight to attend the sold out 8th Annual Friends of the Wilderness Battlefield Annual Dinner, which was held at the Daniel Technology Center, Germanna Community College, Culpeper, Virginia

The goal of the event is to raise money for Ellwood Manor, a circa 1790 home located on the Wilderness Battlefield, that, among many other things, was the headquarters of Major General Gouverneur K. Warren (U.S. 5th Corps) during the Battle of the Wilderness and is the final resting place of Stonewall Jackson's left arm. The monies raised are for the restoration of Ellwood. The work on the first floor is complete, and now they have moved on the the second floor.

A worthy organization, the Friends of the Wilderness's mission statement is to assist the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park (FRSP) in its efforts to preserve the Wilderness Battlefield in Spotsylvania and Orange Counties. The Friends provide advocacy, educational programs, and service projects for the battlefield. Please take a few minutes and view their website:

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